Screening of “Cultures of Resistance” in Philly tomorrow!

I’m excited for the next installment of our Kinowatt Film Series tomorrow evening. We’ve had a great vibe going at our past screenings–it’s a bunch of interesting people coming together for films about art and social change and then exchanging thoughts in the discussion on it afterwards together. Come on through and join us tomorrow for this film CULTURES OF RESISTANCE. Details are below.
Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, travelling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change.This is their story. From IRAN, where graffiti and rap became tools in fighting government repression, to BURMA, where monks acting in the tradition of Gandhi take on a dictatorship, moving on to BRAZIL, where musicians reach out to slum kids and transform guns into guitars, and ending in PALESTINIAN refugee camps in LEBANON, where photography, music, and film have given a voice to those rarely heard, CULTURES OF RESISTANCE explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice.

Featuring: Medellín poets for peace, Capoeira masters from Brazil, Niger Delta militants, Iranian graffiti artists, women’s movement leaders in Rwanda, Lebanon’s refugee filmmakers, U.S. political pranksters, indigenous Kayapó activists from the Xingu River, Israeli dissidents, hip-hop artists from Palestine, and many more. To view the trailer click here.

February 3, 2012
Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street
(You can also come earlier in the evening for the opening of the Asian Arts Initiative’s gallery exhibit “Marvels and Monsters: Unmasking Asian Images in US Comics, 1942-1986”)
Tickets for the screening are $8 General Admission; $5 for students and available at the Asian Arts Initiative box office or online in advance here.

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